Days after walking out on her job with the E! Entertainment program “Fashion Police,” comedian Kathy Griffin opened up about her experience on the show and about why she left.
Extratv.com reports that Griffin told the women of “The View,” “As a feminist and a comic, it just didn’t feel like the right fit for me.”
Griffin explained: “My style is improvisational and off the cuff, and they have a formula that worked so well with Joan [Rivers], and so well for so long, and it just didn’t fit my thing. And after a while, I kind of felt like I was being forced to comment about pictures of beautiful women in perfect dresses and say kind of bad things.”
Griffin also talked about her exit during an appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show, saying: “I probably shouldn’t have taken the gig. Melissa [Rivers] was the one who called me and said, ‘You’re the only person that I feel my mom would have given her blessing to.’ For me, ‘Fashion Police’ is not Joan’s legacy. As a 54-year-old female comic still in the game, what Joan did was so much bigger than that.”
Despite Griffin’s exit, which came on the heels of the sudden departure of Kelly Osbourne, the show is expected to return March 30 as scheduled. News of any replacements for Griffin and Osbourne has not been announced.